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Forum: General Discussion 30-03-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By Alan1
There is snow forecast here for the weekend but...

There is snow forecast here for the weekend but it's sunny today
Forum: General Discussion 30-03-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Alan1
185 Galapagos tortoises found in a suitcase

https://news.sky.com/story/airport-workers-find-185-baby-galapagos-tortoises-hidden-in-suitcase-12260184
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-03-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Alan1
I had one appear yesterday, March 16th which was...

I had one appear yesterday, March 16th which was the same day as last year and the other one appeared today 17th March. First one went down on September 14th and resurfaced on 1st Oct then they both...
Forum: Other Animals 11-03-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Alan1
There were a couple of ravens nesting at an old...

There were a couple of ravens nesting at an old quarry here a long time ago, 25 years or so. I never saw them but I did see ravens or a raven anyway at Edinburgh zoo about 40 years ago and it was...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-02-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Alan1
I've been checking for signs of mine as it's been...

I've been checking for signs of mine as it's been warm for a few days now but no show yet. It's to be 10c for about the next 10 days too.
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
Posted By Alan1
Snow melting fast here today, we didn't get a...

Snow melting fast here today, we didn't get a huge amount though, 8 inches. 2 miles behind us it's a different world, they are often blocked in when we have nothing. We had minus 15 a few nights ago...
Forum: General Discussion 17-01-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Alan1
Yes thanks, it's not been too bad.

Yes thanks, it's not been too bad.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Alan1
Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By Alan1
Still going here, not quite a lockdown here but...

Still going here, not quite a lockdown here but it may come yet.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-10-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By Alan1
I've said this on here before but we had one that...

I've said this on here before but we had one that escaped and was found five years later still doing fine. That was in the 60's when we had real winters. Their names were painted on their shells. It...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-10-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Alan1
Interestingly, tort 1 went down on 10th September...

Interestingly, tort 1 went down on 10th September last year and 14th Sept this year although did resurface this year for two days as well after 17 days.
Tort 2 went down 3rd October last year and...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 04-10-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Alan1
Both of them are buried now :mrgreen:

Both of them are buried now :mrgreen:
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 01-10-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Alan1
Well after only 17 days or so my first one to go...

Well after only 17 days or so my first one to go down has resurfaced. My other one who was slowing right down and looked like going down at any point has become a bit more active too. This is despite...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Alan1
My other one is slowing down, not eating much and...

My other one is slowing down, not eating much and not moving about much but has another 2-3 weeks to go until the usual time she goes down. It's a scorcher today too but doing nothing much at all....
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-09-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Alan1
Has anyone else's gone down yet?

One of mine has gone down yesterday, 4 days later than last year. One always goes in September and the other in October. It doesn't seem to matter how warm it is, it's the warmest it's been since June
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Alan1
Tortoises invade eastern village

Not all that interesting really but .. https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tortoises-invade-eastern-village-158092
Forum: Pictures 09-06-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,719
Posted By Alan1
They say if you see a rat at night there could be...

They say if you see a rat at night there could be a dozen more but if you see one in the daytime there could be 100 more
Forum: Pictures 09-06-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,845
Posted By Alan1
I eventually got round to putting mine up but...

I eventually got round to putting mine up but haven't really had anything very exciting on it. Regular garden birds, some pheasants, a very large cat that comes at night and a sparrowhawk in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,301
Posted By Alan1
After the long dry spell we had a night of heavy...

After the long dry spell we had a night of heavy rain and it's been cold the past 3 days with a mix of wind, rain and sun. I had planted a hebe to replace one I dug up last year because it had got...
Forum: Housing 03-06-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,024
Posted By Alan1
I also wrap around a couple of those foam...

I also wrap around a couple of those foam exercise/yoga mats first then a hot water tank jacket. Then the insulation blocks that you can see in one of those images and duvets over the top. I have a...
Forum: Housing 03-06-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,024
Posted By Alan1
The tub of soil in the greenhouse is what I use....

The tub of soil in the greenhouse is what I use. I surround it with insulation after they have gone down. I have better pictures somewhere other than what's in this thread but it still shows the tub...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-05-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By Alan1
Does it have a dry nose? By the way, after...

Does it have a dry nose?

By the way, after 5 posts your posts are no longer moderated (I hope) so one more to go
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-05-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By Alan1
I remembered I had one with similar behaviour...

I remembered I had one with similar behaviour once and it had a calcium stone, baths in warm (but not hot) water twice a day solved that. It popped out in the basin and that was it.
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 17-05-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,600
Posted By Alan1
I don't know about Iberas but my female Hermanns...

I don't know about Iberas but my female Hermanns barge each other upside down at this time of year but will be okay again in a few weeks
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-05-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By Alan1
It might be the temperature always being in the...

It might be the temperature always being in the 30's. It's okay in the 30's under the lamp but it needs to be cooler than that away from the lamp, down to 20-24c. If you do have a cool area then I...
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